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PG Dip Education

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Whether you are new to teaching or are an experienced teacher working in an Early Years, Primary or Secondary setting, our PG Dip in Education offers the opportunity to develop and enhance your professional skills and understanding of contemporary Education.

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Whatever school setting you work in, studying for a PG Dip in Education will have a highly valuable impact on your continuing professional development. Through reflective practice and evidence-based enquiry into your own practice, you’ll develop your professional knowledge and gain in-depth understanding of key issues relating to contemporary education, supporting you to meet professional performance goals.

With content relating to policy and practice in schools, reflecting contemporary theories, this course provides scope for fully exploring key pedagogic issues in schools and refining personal professional practice.

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Students on our Education PG Dip course can benefit from:

  • studying on a course that reflects the requirements of the Early Career Framework and provides the opportunity to progress to an MA in Education
  • varied, interactive and engaging course content and activities through Canvas, our Learning Management System (LMS)
  • a personal tutor to help you build your skills and confidence
  • careers advice, help and resources from our Employability Service
  • the flexibility to study around your other commitments, whenever and wherever you like.


The PG Dip is directly related to employment as a teacher in an Early Years, Primary or Secondary education setting.

It is widely recognised within the teaching profession as an additional academic qualification and provides a progression route from a PGCE qualification. At the end of the course, you’ll have achieved 120 credits at level 7 which could be used towards further postgraduate studies, such as MA Education. You’ll develop and refine expertise in an aspect of personal professional practice which will support you to advance in terms of your career progression.


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Distance learning courses are a great way to study for a full degree around your existing commitments, while learning more about a subject or developing your professional knowledge.